PHILADELPHIA, PA – A man was the victim of a brutal beating and shooting during a robbery in the Kensington neighborhood on Friday night. The 43-year-old man was parked on Rising Sun Avenue around 11:30 when a male and female suspect armed with a gun forced their way into his car. They then drove the man to the 3000 block of Helen Street, where they proceeded to beat him and then shoot him in both legs before fleeing with the victim’s car keys.
The victim was found by police on the 2900 block of Frankford Avenue and was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition. Police located and towed the victim’s car from the 3000 block of Helen Street. The suspects, believed to be between 20 and 25 years old, are still at large, and the investigation is ongoing. Authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward.
This incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing issue of violent crime in the Kensington area and the need for increased vigilance and security measures. With the victim recovering in the hospital, the community is left grappling with the impact of this senseless act of violence.
As police continue their search for the suspects, it is crucial for anyone with information to reach out to authorities. Those with tips can submit them by calling 215-686-TIPS (8477) or by texting a tip to the same number. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online. All tips will be kept confidential.
In the wake of this disturbing incident, the community is coming together to support the victim and advocate for safer streets in the Kensington neighborhood. It is essential for law enforcement to work swiftly to bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent similar acts from occurring in the future.